Dexter Elementary School

  • Dexter Elementary School serves 484 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 21%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 24% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the New Mexico state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 78%.

School Overview

  • Dexter Elementary School's student population of 484 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students484 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Dexter Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dexter Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Dexter Elementary School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NM)
Overall School Rank#396 out of 819 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
21%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
30%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dexter Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Mexico by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Hispanic
83%
60%
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Black
n/a
2%
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White
17%
22%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dexter Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NM.
Diversity Score0.290.38
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dexter Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDexter Consolidated s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NM Dept. of Education

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